Sunday, 23 January 2011

Portland Bouldering

This weekend packed in some good bouldering down at the cuttings boulderfeild, Having a few unfinished routes from previous visits I was determined to put them to bed and get the tick...Quite a few of us were down there which made it more enjoyable and much more entertaining. I had a couple of routes I was really looking forward to doing, "Pornagraphic Beats" V4, and "Razorface" V8,. Ive been on both routes before, Pornagraphic being long and pumpy and a route that should be done at the beginning of the day, and Razorface being just well....Insane, but for some reason I am getting pretty close to gettting the tick on this even though it is way above my bouldering grade... although a great day I am still unable to put that tick mark next to any of these routes.. falling off on the last move of pornagraphic beats was really upsetting but this route only allows you to try 3-4 times before it sucks the life out of you....beleive me next time I will get this.... Below are some good shots from our day out....

Chris on "Hello Sailor" V2

Me on "The Scene, Revisited" V3

Matt on "Streamline" V2

Chris on "Pornagraphic Beats" V4

Me on "Pornagraphic beats" V4

Moving through the Cave on "Pornagraphic Beats" V4

Shane on "Relativity" V4

Roof section of "Relativity" V4

Chris Moving through the roof of "Relativity" V4

Moving into the crux of "Razorface" V8

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

More Training...Must be strong for Kandersteg.

The training for Kandersteg trip continues as Myself, scott and toby head to secret location....

Toby on New Un-named route at secret
 training location

Scott moving into big move..

Scott Swalling

Scott Cutting loose

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Mental Training.

Shit!Shit!Shit! slow your breathing, breathe in,two, three, four, out, two three,four,Fuck im miles past my gear, Come on keep it your yer tool.. weight it...ok move on it. now the other...shit! this ice is crap! come on stay cool, thats good..looks like good ice and a rest above...keep breathing..screw wont bite! come on ya bastard!!!Relax...thats it relax...shit! come on get in ya fucker...great clip it... Breathe in, two,three,four, thats it relax!nice one! not far now...weight on ya feet...easy ground. ya beauty! stay focused..weight the tool. ok place the other...move up..nice one...

Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are
naught without prudence, and that a momentary negliance may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; Look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end